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Maxim D. Shrayer

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Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies

B.A., Brown University, 1989
M.A., Rutgers University (New Brunswick), 1990
M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University, 1995

Lyons Hall 201 B
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-3911
Fax: 617-552-3913
Email: shrayerm@bc.edu

Academic Profile

  • Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies
  • Specializes in Russian, Jewish, and Anglo-American literature, Holocaust literature, comparative literature, translation studies, and creative writing.

Additional Professional Information

Maxim D. Shrayer was born in Moscow in 1967 and emigrated to the US in 1987. A bilingual author, Shrayer has published fifteen books of criticism, nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and translations. Shrayer's work has appeared in AGNIKenyon ReviewMassachusetts ReviewNovyi Mir, Partisan ReviewSouthwest ReviewTablet Magazine and other publications. Among Shrayer's awards and honors are the National Jewish Book Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rockefeller Fellowship.

Publications (selected)

  • Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories, by David Shrayer-Petrov, edited and cotranslated by Maxim D. Shrayer (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2014)
  • Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story (Syracuse University Press, December 2013).
  • I SAW IT; Ilya Selvinsky and the Legacy of Bearing Witness to the Shoah. (Academic Studies Press (March 1, 2013).
  • Yom Kippur in Amsterdam (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, Library of Modern Jewish Literature, October 2009)
  • Waiting for America: A Story of Emigration (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2007). Forthcoming.
  • An Anthology of Jewish-Russian Literature: Two Centuries of a Dual, 1801-2001, 2 vols. (Armonk, New York and London, M E Sharpe, 2007).
  • David Shrayer-Petrov, Autumn in Yalta: A Novel and Three Stories, by David Shrayer-Petrov, edited and co-translated by Maxim D. Shrayer (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2006).
  • Jonah and Sarah: Jewish Stories of Russia and America, by David Shrayer-Petrov, edited and co-translated by Maxim D. Shrayer (Syracuse, Syracuse University Press, 2003).
  • Russian Poet/Soviet Jew: The Legacy of Eduard Bagritskii (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000).
  • Nabokov: Themes and Variations (St. Petersburg; Academic Project, 2000).
  • The World of Nabokov's Stories (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1999).